Summer Round-Up: June 30
June 30, 2017

Stay up to date on how the Gophers are doing this summer and how alumni are doing in their professional leagues.

Minor Leagues

Austin Athmann (West Michigan Whitecaps/Class A) – Athmann put together a massive performance against the Lansing Lugnuts, going 6-for-17 with three doubles and six RBIs in a weekend series. He had a hit in six-straight games against Lansing and Dayton.

Matt Fiedler (Peoria Chiefs/Class A) – After being reassigned to Peoria last week, Fiedler appeared in five games and collecting three hits on the week, including his first minor league triple at Burlington last Saturday.

Lucas Gilbreath (Grand Junction Rockies/Rookie) – Gilbreath made his professional debut for Grand Juniction, surrendering a pair of hits and two runs in an inning of work against Ogden.

Brian Glowicki (TBD/TBD) – A 2017 tenth-round pick by the Chicago Cubs, the Illinois native Glowicki has yet to be assignd to a minor league team.

Jordan Jess (West Virginia Power/Class A) – Jess made a pair of relief appearances on the week and continues to see his ERA drop with each outing, now at 2.02 on the season after 2.1 shutout innings on the week.

Ben Meyer (Jupiter Hammerheads/Class A Advanced) - Meyer made his first start at High-A ball, surrendering a run one three hits in 4.0 innings last Friday night at Palm Beach but followed it up with 6.0 innings of one-hit, shutout baseball Thursday night against the Florida Fire Frogs.

Dalton Sawyer (Stockton Ports/Class A Advanced) – Sawyer tossed 11.0 innings in a pair of appearances, including one start, on the week, surrendering four earned runs on 12 hits for the week. He struck out 15 on the week against San Jose and Modesto.

DJ Snelten (Sacramento River Cats/Triple-A) – Snelten continues to impress at the AAA level. He has allowed an earned run in just one of his last 12 appearances, and this week, he posted 3.0 shutout innings in his last two appearances, each against El Paso. Tom Windle (Reading Fightin Phils/Double-A) – Windle bounced back after allowing a pair of earn runs in 2.0 innings last weekend, posting 1.2 hitless frames and earning his first save of the season.

Independent League

Nate Hanson (St. Paul Saints) – Hanson had an impressive weekend against Winnipeg, hitting 7-for-20 with five runs scored, driving in two and slugging a pair of doubles. He had at least one hit in five of his last seven games.

Dan Motl (Sioux Falls Canaries) – Motl hit .423 for the week, with at least one hit in six of his seven games, including two hits each in five of them. He had two doubles, two triples, and three runs driven in while crossing the plate seven times. Seth Rosin (St. Paul Saints) – Rosin has yet to allow an earned run in 15 games, taking the hill three times on the week, collecting a pair of saves and striking out six in 3.1 innings of work. Opponents are hitting just .115 against the right-hander.

Cape Cod League

Micah Coffey (Hyannis Harbor Hawks) – Coffey played in six games on the week, collecting nine hits and batting .391 with three doubles, five RBIs, and three runs scored.

Terrin Vavra (Cotuit Kettleers) – Vavra returned to the Kettleers’ line-up this week, posting three hits in three games, driving in one and adding one stolen base on the season.

Northwoods League

Eduardo Estrada, Jr. (Willmar Stingers) – Estrada cracked the line-up three times for Willmar, dropping in a hit in each of his last two outings and drawing a walk last time out against Bismarck.

Toby Hanson (Mankato MoonDogs) – Hanson had four hits while starting both ends of a doubleheader Thursday, slugging a pair of doubles in a 14-0 win over Eau Claire. He has two or more hits in each of his last five games.

Gabe Knowles (Duluth Huskies) – Knowles appeared in four games last week, making a pinch-hitting appearance on Thursday night at Bismarck.

Nick Lackney (Willmar Stingers) – Lackney took the mound on three occasions last week for the Stingers, suffering his first defeat of the summer season against La Crosse. He struck out three in 5.0 innings last weekend against Mankato.

Cole McDevitt (Waterloo Bucks) – McDevitt cracked the line-up twice last weekend, with a pinch hitting appearance at Duluth before going 1-for-2 with an RBI at Thunder Bay last Sunday.

Jackson Rose (St. Cloud Rox) – Rose toed the rubber three times last week without allowing a run in 3.0 innings. He gave up just one hit while striking out three for the Rox, lowering his ERA to 0.90. Riley Smith (Green Bay Bullfrogs) – Smith made his season debut for the Bullfrogs earlier this week, posting three singles in 11 at-bats, while driving in one.

Jake Stevenson (St. Cloud Rox) – Stevenson made a pair of relief appearances last week, allowing just one hit in 3.0 innings. He also had one strikeout for St. Cloud.

Eli Wilson (Willmar Stingers) – Wilson made six appearances on the week, reaching base in four different outings, scoring three times, and driving in two runs.

Perfect Game League

Luke Pettersen (Saugerties Stallions) – Pettersen continues to hit at a torrid pace, hitting .428 in his last five games (9-for-21), with six runs scored. Stay up to date with on all the Gopher Baseball news by following the Gophers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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